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Indian Country outnumbered at hearing on Indian Reorganization Act
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Indian Country outnumbered at hearing on Indian Reorganization Act (July 13, 2017)
Republicans once again failed to invite a tribal leader to a hearing on Indian issues so the Democratic witness was Indian Country's only representative.

Hearing on Indian Reorganization Act stacked with anti-Indian interests
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Hearing on Indian Reorganization Act stacked with anti-Indian interests (July 11, 2017)
If Indian Country is looking for a fair shake as a key Congressional committee looks into the land-into-trust process for a second time, it's not going to happen this week.

Standing Rock leader vows to 'forgive' but keep fighting after White House slight
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Standing Rock leader vows to 'forgive' but keep fighting after White House slight (February 15, 2017)
Mistrust of the new Trump administration is running high as Indian Country tries to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Kirk Francis: Indian Country must remain vigilant despite #NoDAPL victory
Opinion
Kirk Francis: Indian Country must remain vigilant despite #NoDAPL victory (December 6, 2016)
While it is important that we recognize the value and benefit that our collective advocacy efforts had in securing this win, we must remain equally vigilant and steadfast in our determination to ensure that the next administration does not reverse this decision.

Oglala Sioux Tribe credits the late Janet Reno for Indian Country initiatives
Cobell Lawsuit & Settlement | Law | National | Politics
Oglala Sioux Tribe credits the late Janet Reno for Indian Country initiatives (November 7, 2016)
The first woman to serve as Attorney General first gained experience with tribes while growing up in Florida.

United South and Eastern Tribes open sovereignty conference
National
United South and Eastern Tribes open sovereignty conference (October 25, 2016)
Leaders of 26 tribes, from Maine to Florida to Texas, are hearing updates on key issues.

Supreme Court accepts case linked to NFL team's racist mascot
Law | National | Sports
Supreme Court accepts case linked to NFL team's racist mascot (September 29, 2016)
A lower court has yet to rule on the team's trademark fight against Native youth activists.

House committee schedules markup on controversial federal recognition bill
National | Politics | Federal Recognition
House committee schedules markup on controversial federal recognition bill (September 6, 2016)
The Tribal Recognition Act strips the Bureau of Indian Affairs of its authority to make decisions on federal recognition petitions.

Tribes rest easy as Supreme Court wraps up a surprising session
Law | National
Tribes rest easy as Supreme Court wraps up a surprising session (June 24, 2016)
With four Indian law case on the docket, tribes were preparing for the worst.

Jena Band of Choctaw Indians suffers from flooding in Louisiana
Environment | National
Jena Band of Choctaw Indians suffers from flooding in Louisiana (March 22, 2016)
The United South and Eastern Tribes are raising funds to help tribal families that have been forced from their homes after massive storms.

Donna Loring: Murder of Passamaquoddy elder deserves investigation
Law | Opinion
Donna Loring: Murder of Passamaquoddy elder deserves investigation (January 4, 2016)
November 14, 2015, marked the Fiftieth Anniversary of the beating death of Peter Francis a Passamaquoddy elder and World War II Veteran.

USET leader criticizes GOP lawmakers for handling of Indian issues
National | Politics | Federal Recognition
USET leader criticizes GOP lawmakers for handling of Indian issues (December 8, 2015)
United South and Eastern Tribes President Brian Patterson testified against the Tribal Recognition Act, a bill that strips the Bureau of Indian Affairs of its ability to recognize tribes.

House committee holds another hearing on federal recognition bill
National | Politics | Federal Recognition
House committee holds another hearing on federal recognition bill (December 8, 2015)
H.R.3764, the Tribal Recognition Act, strips the Bureau of Indian Affairs of its ability to recognize tribes and instead requires Congress to make a final decision on every petition.

Kitcki Carroll: Revisionist history hurts the first Americans
Opinion
Kitcki Carroll: Revisionist history hurts the first Americans (November 13, 2015)
While having a month for all to recognize and celebrate the heritage of Native Americans should be viewed as positive progress forward, we must aspire and strive for an undertaking that is greater and more comprehensive in its completenes.

Republicans push for federal recognition bill despite opposition
National | Politics | Federal Recognition
Republicans push for federal recognition bill despite opposition (October 29, 2015)
Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska) accused unnamed lobbyists of generating opposition in Indian Country to H.R.3764, the Tribal Recognition Act.

Brian Patterson: Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe reclaims homeland
Opinion | Trust
Brian Patterson: Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe reclaims homeland (September 28, 2015)
As the Mashpee people celebrate this historic moment, know that USET is joyous and is celebrating along with the Mashpee people.

USET welcomes new version of fix to land-into-trust decision
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USET welcomes new version of fix to land-into-trust decision (August 5, 2015)
S.1879, the Interior Improvement Act, was introduced by Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyoming) on July 28.

Senate Indian Affairs Committee delays action on land-into-trust
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Senate Indian Affairs Committee delays action on land-into-trust (July 30, 2015)
Indian Country is being urged to look at a new bill that would fix the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar.

Special Trustee Vince Logan a no-show at Senate panel's hearing
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Special Trustee Vince Logan a no-show at Senate panel's hearing (July 9, 2015)
Assistant Secretary Kevin Washburn defended the Office of the Special Trustee in his colleague's absence.

United South and Eastern Tribes open meeting in Connecticut
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United South and Eastern Tribes open meeting in Connecticut (May 18, 2015)
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation is hosting the semi-annual meeting on its reservation.

Senate Indian Affairs Committee to host roundtable on Carcieri
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Senate Indian Affairs Committee to host roundtable on Carcieri (March 13, 2015)
Congress has been unable to enact a fix to the decision to ensure that all tribes can follow the land-into-trust process.

SCIA to hold closed listening session on fiscal year 2016 budget
Politics
SCIA to hold closed listening session on fiscal year 2016 budget (February 10, 2015)
The United South and Eastern Tribes, the National Congress of American Indians and the National Indian Education Association will present their views at the session.

Congress passes measure for tribal general welfare programs
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Congress passes measure for tribal general welfare programs (September 19, 2014)
The Native American Finance Officers Association praised the bipartisan action on the bill this week.

Tribal leaders headed to Capitol Hill to push legislative priorities
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Tribal leaders headed to Capitol Hill to push legislative priorities (September 16, 2014)
A fix to the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar and Native language programs are high on the agenda.

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe refutes claim of support for NFL team
National | Sports
Alabama-Coushatta Tribe refutes claim of support for NFL team (August 7, 2014)
Chairman Ronnie Thomas said the tribe supports NCAI and USET in their fight against racist mascots.

Cedric Sunray: Tribes must stand up to racism among their own
Opinion
Cedric Sunray: Tribes must stand up to racism among their own (May 21, 2014)
Cedric Sunray says tribal organizations like the National Congress of American Indians and the United South and Eastern Tribes should take a stand against unacceptable behavior among their own members.

Dave Palermo: Lobbyists battle on fix to land-into-trust ruling
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Dave Palermo: Lobbyists battle on fix to land-into-trust ruling (April 30, 2014)
In the May 2014 issue of Global Gaming Magazine, Dave Palermo reports on dueling lobbying campaigns regarding a bill that would fix the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v....

USET News: White House advisor Jodi Gillette offers update
National | Politics
USET News: White House advisor Jodi Gillette offers update (February 4, 2014)
The United South and Eastern Tribes heard form Jodi Gillette from the White House at its Impact Week meeting on Monday.

National Indian Education Association hosts annual summit
Education | National
National Indian Education Association hosts annual summit (February 3, 2014)
The National Indian Education Association hosts its annual legislative summit this week.

United South and Eastern Tribes launch Impact Week meeting
National | Politics
United South and Eastern Tribes launch Impact Week meeting (February 3, 2014)
The United South and Eastern Tribes launched its annual Impact Week meeting today.

Tribal lobbying halts  measure for copper mine by sacred site
Environment | Politics
Tribal lobbying halts measure for copper mine by sacred site (November 14, 2013)
An Arizona Republican lashed out against the San Carlos Apache Tribe for stirring up opposition to a bill that would authorize the largest copper mine in North America.

USET set for annual meeting on Eastern Cherokee Reservation
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USET set for annual meeting on Eastern Cherokee Reservation (October 22, 2013)
The United South and Eastern Tribes host their annual meeting and expo next week.

Brian Patterson: Native lands are ours to defend or ours to lose
Opinion
Brian Patterson: Native lands are ours to defend or ours to lose (September 6, 2013)
Land. Native Land. Good land. Our land. Sacred land. The land that holds the dust of our ancestors since time immemorial.

Earl   Barbry, chairman of Tunica-Biloxi Tribe, passes on at 62
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Earl Barbry, chairman of Tunica-Biloxi Tribe, passes on at 62 (August 1, 2013)
Earl J. Barbry Sr., the chairman of the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana, died on Wednesday after a long battle with cancer

Kitcki Carroll: Immigration reform must include first Americans
Opinion
Kitcki Carroll: Immigration reform must include first Americans (July 29, 2013)
Kitcki Carroll, the executive director of the United South and Eastern Tribes, discusses immigration reform.

USET: Education Department holds listening session for tribes
Education | National
USET: Education Department holds listening session for tribes (May 14, 2013)
News from the United South and Eastern Tribes: The U.S. Department of Education (ED) is holding a Tribal Consultation and Listening Session today leading up to the United South and...

Tribal organizations meet for budget  briefing in Senate building
National | Politics
Tribal organizations meet for budget briefing in Senate building (April 22, 2013)
Eight major tribal organizations are hosting a budget briefing this afternoon to call on Congress to honor its promises in Indian Country. The National Congress of American Indians, the Affiliated...

Indian trust reform commission     meets in Tennessee on April 29
Cobell Lawsuit & Settlement | Trust
Indian trust reform commission meets in Tennessee on April 29 (April 12, 2013)
The National Commission on Indian Trust Administration and Reform will meet April 29 in Nashville, Tennessee. Among other topics, the commission will hear from members of the United South and...

Tribes praise  passage of VAWA with tribal jurisdiction provision
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Tribes praise passage of VAWA with tribal jurisdiction provision (March 1, 2013)
Tribal leaders from across the country hailed the passage of S.47, a bill to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act, on Thursday. For the first time, Congress has enacted a...

Jay Levy: USET stands in solidarity  with  all indigenous nations
Opinion
Jay Levy: USET stands in solidarity with all indigenous nations (February 20, 2013)
"On February 7, the United South and Eastern Tribes (USET), passed a resolution as 26 federally recognized tribes stood in peaceful solidarity and spoke out in the interest of preserving...

USET: Tribal leaders address issues at Impact Week meeting
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USET: Tribal leaders address issues at Impact Week meeting (February 8, 2013)
"USET Board Members received many honored speakers and guest durings its 2013 Impact Week Meeting in Washington, DC. The list included White House Deputy Associate Counsel Charles Galbraith, Tribal leaders,...

USET: Tribes get a seat at the table with disaster declarations
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USET: Tribes get a seat at the table with disaster declarations (February 7, 2013)
"Until last month, Tribal Nations under the Stafford Act have been labeled as political subdivisions of the state in which they reside. This changed in January when Congress adopted the...

USET: BIA and IHS to take big hits with budget sequestration
National | Politics
USET: BIA and IHS to take big hits with budget sequestration (February 6, 2013)
"Fiscal issues and sequestration of federal expenditures are high on the priority list for many leaders and policy makers in Washington, DC including the White House and visiting Tribal Nations...

USET: An honoring for Eastern Cherokee veteran Jerry Wolfe
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USET: An honoring for Eastern Cherokee veteran Jerry Wolfe (February 5, 2013)
"Seldom does someone get a front row seat to giant historical events that changed the lives of people around the world. Celebrated and award winning Eastern Band of Cherokee Indian...

Brian Paterson: Indian Country mourning loss of Daniel Inouye
Opinion
Brian Paterson: Indian Country mourning loss of Daniel Inouye (December 19, 2012)
Honor. Brave. Patriotic. Those three words come to mind as Indian Country pauses to remember and pay respect to the passing of an honored, brave and patriotic warrior, Hawaii Senator,...

Cedric Sunray: Natural disasters affect  unrecognized tribes too
Opinion
Cedric Sunray: Natural disasters affect unrecognized tribes too (November 8, 2012)
"In 2005, the Native American Times published an article I wrote titled “Similarities between tribes and the 9th Ward” which spoke to issues of neglect occurring against the residents of...

USET starts up Tribal  Emergency Relief Fund  for Sandy efforts
Environment | National
USET starts up Tribal Emergency Relief Fund for Sandy efforts (November 2, 2012)
The United South and Eastern Tribes has established a Tribal Emergency Relief Fund to support Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts. Checks or money orders can be sent to: United South and...

Shinnecock Nation  still out of power following Hurricane Sandy
Environment | National
Shinnecock Nation still out of power following Hurricane Sandy (November 2, 2012)
Power remains a big issue as the Shinnecock Nation of New York recovers from the devastating effects of Hurricane Sandy. The tribe lost power as the storm hit the reservation,...

Narragansett Tribe is expecting  to be without power for 'weeks'
Environment | National
Narragansett Tribe is expecting to be without power for 'weeks' (October 31, 2012)
The Narragansett Tribe in Rhode Island has been hard hit by Hurricane Sandy. Power is out on the reservation, located near the coast. It could be weeks before electricity is...

Shinnecock Nation in need of generators after Hurricane Sandy
Environment | National
Shinnecock Nation in need of generators after Hurricane Sandy (October 31, 2012)
The Shinnecock Nation in New York needs donations of generators, fuel and food after suffering through Hurricane Sandy. The tribe declared an emergency and evacuated the reservation as the storm...

Tribes making  preparations as  Hurricane Sandy hits East Coast
Environment | National
Tribes making preparations as Hurricane Sandy hits East Coast (October 29, 2012)
Tribes from Maine to South Carolina are making preparations as Hurricane Sandy threatens the East Coast. At least six tribes in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island and New York are in...

United South and Eastern Tribes preparing for   Impact Week
National
United South and Eastern Tribes preparing for Impact Week (February 10, 2012)
The United South and Eastern Tribes are on their way to the nation's capitol for their 2012 Impact Week meeting. Tribal leaders from Maine to Florida are due to hear...

Tribes press for fix to land-into-trust ruling    at nation's capitol
Law | Politics | Trust
Tribes press for fix to land-into-trust ruling at nation's capitol (June 27, 2011)
The National Congress of American Indians and the United South and Eastern Tribes hosted a rally at the U.S. Capitol to lobby for a fix to the U.S. Supreme Court...

Tribes to rally in Washington for fix to land-into-trust ruling
Law | Politics | Trust
Tribes to rally in Washington for fix to land-into-trust ruling (June 7, 2011)
Tribal leaders will head to Washington, D.C., later this month to rally for a fix to the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar. Tribes that weren't "under federal...

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